Callie Crossley

WGBH News award-winning journalist Callie Crossley was recognized with top honors in the Commentary category at the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Conference, held recently in St. Louis, Missouri.

Police union, city agree on body camera pilot policy proposal

The Boston Police Department, city government and a major police officer union agreed on a policy proposal to govern use of police body-worn cameras during pilot program, a sign that the pilot may advance.

Activists call for true second chance: Path to erasing juvenile records

Youth activists push to have juvenile criminal records permanently deleted, which they say would grant a true second chance.

Thousands march in Roxbury against police brutality

Protesters numbering in the thousands took over the streets of Roxbury yesterday demonstrating against police violence against blacks in the United States.

Baker defends ICE cooperation

Gov. Baker sought to dispel fears over his push to elevate assault and battery against a police officer to a felony and his move to allow state police to comply with ICE detainment requests.

Black and Latino officials call for criminal justice reforms

Members of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus drafted a letter outlining the urgency of passing criminal justice reforms at the state and local level, many of which were prompted by the nationwide movement to counter police abuse of ...

Lift the cap launches ballot campaign with rally

The coalition seeking to lift the charter cap officially launched its ballot campaign with a rally on the steps of the State House. Meanwhile the coalition opposing the cap lift say their focus is on door-knocking and individual conversations.

Money Talk Financial Literacy Conference

How to build wealth for you, your family and the black community will be the focus of this all day money conference.

Sophia L. Hall

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice welcomes Sophia L. Hall as a Staff Attorney.

Legislators tout economic development bill

Representative Jeffrey Sánchez voted in favor of an economic development bill that will spur the construction of smart growth housing and improve technical education in schools across Massachusetts. It will fund programs that have been integral to the development of ...

AG: Boston Compact not subject to Open Meeting law

The office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has ruled that the Boston Compact, a joint venture of the Boston Public Schools, charter and Catholic schools is not a public entity and therefore is not subject to ...

Black and Latino elected officials renew push for police reforms

Vigils and rallies cannot address this problem alone. While there is a place for these important gatherings, verbal expressions of solidarity in grief are not enough. We need action now in the form of concrete policy changes.

Whittier tenants look to future plans with hope, concern

Whittier Street housing residents celebrated their community last weekend, with the knowledge that big changes could be coming. Some said the plan to redevelop the project’s 200 units is long overdue; others worried it would breakup the community or doubted ...

Community seeks say in likely state criminal justice reforms

Youth and community activists gathered at Roxbury’s Haley House last Thursday to inject their voices into a criminal justice conversation that is expected to lead to new state legislation.

BPS convenes first strategic implementation plan community forum

Boston Public School officials convened in East Boston on Monday night for the first of three meetings designed to elicit community feedback on its draft strategic implementation plan. The plan identifies five key goals animating the district over the next ...